Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 15th September 2010 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan, Rothwell and
Mercer, Clerk D. Hancock and P.C. Marsh.
Lancashire County Council
proposes to set up a pilot scheme to assist with winter gritting. The Cllrs
thought that there might be a problem with indemnity if they employed someone to
grit the side roads. However they agreed that the Clerk should express interest
in installation of open grit boxes on Dykes Lane and Roseacre Lane. Individual
householders could use these at their own risk.
Cllr Calnan asked P.C. Marsh if
there was any size restriction on size of posters advertising local events? Cllr
Rothwell thought that they should not be larger than a ‘For sale' sign. P.C.
Marsh agreed to find out the legal requirement.
P.C.Marsh gave his report where
he stated that there have been no crimes since the last meeting. Police
deployment has been concerned with road obstructions and suspicious activity
involving door to door collectors. There have been a number of complaints about
traffic on Snape Lane relating to the size of vehicle. It is hoped that the
Police will be able to start speed monitoring/enforcement work in the next few
There were apologies from Cllr
Panton ,Cllr Jackson and Cllr Fishwick . Cllr Calnan would write to Cllr
Jackson wishing her a speedy recovery from her fractured elbow.
Minutes of the meeting held
on July 7th 2010
The minutes of this meeting were
approved and signed by the Chair, Cllr Calnan.
The Clerk had received a letter from Mr Crumley stating
that although he had been a City Council Planning Officer, he had never been on
the Parish Council . The Cllrs felt that they had now investigated all possible
avenues to find out where the minutes are stored.
Best kept Village
Yealand Conyers had been unsuccessful this year. The
Clerk agreed to ask the organisers if there were any areas that we could target
,in order to increase our chances next year . Concern was expressed that John
Holmes might have too much work because there had been delays in clearing
certain areas. The Clerk would ask him if he wished to continue as lengthsman.
The Planning Department had written stating that they had
received no response to their request for further information in respect of the
wind turbine. They have decided to close the file on the basis that it is not
expedient to pursue at present. This does not prevent them from taking action in
the future . The Parish Council wishes to know the reasons behind this
decision. They need to know whether permission is necessary within the AONB and
do not want precedents to be set.
10/00311FUL Demolition of existing building and erection
of four bed property. The Sheiling, Church Lane. This application has been
Cheques were approved
£88.13 BDO LLP for the Audit
£57.00 Relyant gardening
£78 Yealand Friends Meeting
Old SchoolAC - Room Hire.
Conclusion of Audit
The Audit opinion has been given. The Annual return has
been approved and accepted by the Council.
Matters arising from the
The Auditors felt the level of
Fidelity Guarantee is insufficient in light of the Bank Balances held on 31st
March 2010. The Parish Council felt that the year 2010-2011 would see a
reduction in the balance and that there was no need to increase the insurance.
It is highly likely that there will be a cap on increases of precept and that
any proposed excess spending will have to be supported by a Parish referendum.
Reports from Meetings
The Canal trust secretary has
agreed to keep the Parish Council better informed about meetings and development
of this scheme.
There are grants available to improve children’s
playgrounds in order to help combat childhood obesity. However there is nowhere
suitable in the village to site a playground and the Parish Council decided not
to apply for money.
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